Freelance Graphics Specialists

The Medical School Office of Research has developed this list of freelance experts in graphic design and medical illustration who may be available to help prepare various documents, e.g., grant proposals, manuscripts, dissertations.

Please refer to the individual’s description for more information about his or her expertise and experience. If interested, please contact the individual to negotiate the work statement and payment arrangements.

NOTE: If you hire a University of Michigan employee to do freelance work, please refer to: U-M Standard Practice Guide 201.85 - Non-Appointment Related University Compensation. In accordance with U-M Procurement Services policies, a University of Michigan P-Card should not be used for payments of this nature, and any agreement should be signed by Procurement Services, not the individual unit. Please refer to the U-M Procurement Services website for additional information.



Patricia Ferrer Beals

Phone: (734) 717-0974

Examples of my work can be found at:

In addition to a graduate degree in Medical Illustration from the University of Michigan, my experience over the past 15 years includes graphic design and illustration for patient-education materials, display and exhibit presentation materials, textbook illustration, and infographics for print and web.

Audrey Bell

(719) 314-6763
I am a board-certified medical illustrator based in Detroit. I focus on making resources for web and print media that are thoughtfully tailored to the intended audience, emphasize the beauty of the human body, and celebrate inclusivity and equality of care. I have created illustrations and animations for medical journals, students at OUWB School of Medicine, surgeons-in-training at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, patient resources for NGMV Charity, 3D anatomical models for Ninewells Teaching Hospital, and science visuals for the Lloyd Library and Museum, the D'Arcy Thompson Zoological Museum, and the Centre for Human Anatomy and Identification. 

Lisa D'Angelo, MS

Phone: (248) 342-7073

I received my Master's of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in medical and scientific illustration. In addition, I have experience in surgical illustration, medical presentation graphics, patient education, textbook illustration, logo design, and graphic design. 

Jane DeLancey

DeLancey Design
Phone: 734-975-2440

I've had extensive experience working with research groups at Medicine Michigan. This includes logo design for studies, graphics,  diagrams and simple illustrations for research papers and proposals. I’m an expert in producing print materials. My BFA in graphic design is from the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan.

Michael Gallagher

Michael Gallagher

Phone: (773) 531-7804

I'm a Certified Medical Illustrator with an M.S. in biomedical visualization from the University of Illinois Chicago. I've worked with many major medical institutions producing illustrations and animations for textbooks, journals, presentations, patient education, and more. I produce work in both 2D and 3D, and traditional as well as digital media.

See CV (PDF)

Mark Mazaitis


Specializes in high-end 3D scientific animation and illustration, and has 15 years experience producing scientific visuals for pharmaceutical companies and research institutions.

Research Creative

Phone: 781-202-9968

Based in Massachusetts, Research Creative is a full-service research visualization studio led by a group of former academics. 

Scientific Illustration and Journal Cover Design

Animation & Educational Videos

  • Leverage a team of academics, animators, and production specialists with lasting support
  • Turnaround in 5-20 days depending on videographic needs
  • Animation gallery:

Client testimonials:



Contact us at or 734-763-4272 / (Fax 734-615-9458)

2800 Plymouth Road, NCRC Building 520, Room 3174, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

A list of Grant Services & Analysis staff is available in the Personnel Directory.